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Doctor Who season 14: digging into the new Doctor's family tree and more

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Into the ice: the Antarctic expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton

The Crown season 5 actors

Family trees of The Crown season 6 actors reveal secrets and surprises

Ancestors that made the headlines: Community discoveries from our newspaper archive

Black History month

This October, connect with Black ancestry with our newspaper collection

Diverting Durham and surprising Salisbury: Here are some of history’s most newsworthy cities...

Acting genes and wartime ancestors: Here's what we've discovered about the family history of The Great Escaper's cast

Unlocking local history with a one place study

Long before Wimbledon and the World Cup, our ancestors played fox tossing and other 'delightful' historical sports...

Who Do You Think You Are? series 20: here's what you missed

Preserving the story of your ancestry: our expert guide to writing your family history

The Battle of Jutland: uncovering the stories of our Royal Navy ancestors

6 famous descendants of Robert the Bruce

Musician traces long-lost family to Ghana after discovering his father's secret life

althorp house

Behind the doors of Princess Diana’s childhood home

Surnames explained: The seven types of last names you should know

The Bloomsbury Group: where were they in 1921?

Religious roots and a surprising culinary connection: Here’s what we discovered about Mary Berry’s family history

A history of struggle and strife: here’s what we discovered about Patrick Stewart’s family tree

Keep calm and carry on: gift-giving during the Second World War

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